The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121 or go online to www.volunteernanaimo.ca. Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd.
LACE campaign – Grassroots Outreach Volunteers are needed to distribute campaign materials to the community on Pap Test Awareness Week, Oct. 22-28. Volunteer duties also include sharing information with local social media sectors. Live Aware and Create Empowerment (LACE) is an awareness campaign about the importance of regular pap tests and preventing cervical cancer in women. Please e-mail Bella Sie at email@example.com or call 1-604-999-0840.
Farm at Cedar Woods – Volunteer helpers are needed until Oct. 31 to help plan and prepare items for the farm’s fall/Halloween events. Duties include helping create a corn maze, clearing paths for a ‘haunted forest’ and making fall artwork such as scarecrows. Tasks will be supervised. Please call Marjorie Driscoll, program coordinator, at 250-323-3553 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanaimo Family Life – A volunteer is needed by September as a senior peer counsellor. The applicant must be retired, 60 years or older, compassionate and have good communication skills. Training is provided and a minimum commitment of 1.5 hours a week and criminal record check is required. Please contact Ruth Matson at 250-753-0268 or e-mail email@example.com.
Nanaimo Region John Howard Society – The society is looking for male volunteers to provide one-on-one support to people on parole in the Nanaimo area and help them integrate into the community. Training is provided. If you can commit to one visit a week please call Wayne Taylor at 250-754-1266.